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Fantasy 411 chat: Go with Owings or Villar?

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MLB.com fantasy expert Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat (at @fantasy411) on Monday. Read through the best of the Q&A below. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@RaulMPerez20: Would you rather own Chris Owings or Jonathan Villar?

MLB.com fantasy expert Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat (at @fantasy411) on Monday. Read through the best of the Q&A below. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@RaulMPerez20: Would you rather own Chris Owings or Jonathan Villar?

Zinkie: I'll take Villar. I know he has been disappointing, but Owings has cooled off considerably since his hot start.

@KyleOKC: Please name some waiver-wire targets for steals in shallow leagues.

Zinkie: Cameron Maybin, Mallex Smith.

@itsallbird: Will either Jake Arrieta or David Price get back to their top form soon?

Zinkie: I'm not expecting either one to be an ace starter the rest of the way.

@nmach10: Please pick one starter out of Jason Vargas, Jameson Taillon, Jose Berrios, Brandon McCarthy or Sonny Gray.

Zinkie: I'll take the upside of Berrios.

@EA3Kazoo: Can I drop Tony Watson at this point?

Zinkie: Definitely fine to drop him in mixed leagues.

@NorConstant: Would you rather own Cameron Maybin or Billy Hamilton?

Zinkie: Definitely Hamilton. Maybin has been playing well, but he can't compare to Hamilton.

@gossamer9799: Please name some relievers who could become closers after the Trade Deadline.

Zinkie: Arodys Vizcaino is a good option. Also, Joakim Soria and Tommy Kahnle.

@DarrenHill221: Please name some injured starters that I can stash.

Zinkie: Jon Gray, Carlos Rodon, Trevor Cahill, Nate Karns.

@mygutsays7: Do you expect Amed Rosario or Yoan Moncada to be promoted soon?

Zinkie: I'm still hopeful that they will be up prior to the All-Star break. Especially Rosario.

@amoralest1970: Please share your thoughts about Jose Quintana and Masahiro Tanaka.

Zinkie: Of the two, I would rather buy low on Quintana. Perhaps a July change of scenery will make a difference.

Video: Fred Zinkie gives his buy-low fantasy options

@Jbiss: Why isn't Archie Bradley closing for the D-backs over Fernando Rodney? And is Paul Goldschmidt the best fantasy player this year?

Zinkie: Rodney has done enough to hold the job for now. And, Bradley is valuable in other innings. Yes, Goldschmidt is No. 1 to me.

@SAWoodsy: Which first baseman could I trade out of Mark Reynolds, Justin Bour and Justin Smoak?

Zinkie: Think in reverse: Find a player you want to acquire and ask the other owner which first baseman they covet.

@bhesch04: Would you rather own Justin Smoak or Justin Bour?

Zinkie: I will take Bour, but I feel great about both of them.

@ItsMe_FJB: Please rank Ryon Healy, Eugenio Suarez, Matt Davidson, Yangervis Solarte.

Zinkie: Healy, Suarez, Solarte, Davidson.

@DeejaeD2: Please pick a shortstop out of Dansby Swanson, Troy Tulowitzki, Tim Anderson, Brandon Crawford and Javier Baez.

Zinkie: Tulowitzki. Even though he has been quiet this year.

@Saulty22: Please pick a catcher out of Tyler Flowers, Welington Castillo, Matt Wieters and Manny Pina.

Zinkie: Go with Castillo, who seems to be finding his top form with Baltimore.

@njDylan: Please select one out of Evan Gattis, Tom Murphy and Manny Pina.

Zinkie: Go with Gattis. Even with an inconsistent role, he is the best hitter in that bunch.

@C_Lib: Should I own Evan Gattis or Wilson Ramos? I already have a high floor with Yadier Molina on my team.

Zinkie: With Molina on your team, you might as well chase the upside of Ramos.

@LanceRomance81: With the Royals moving Matt Strahm to the rotation, does this make him a legit fantasy option moving forward?

Zinkie: I'm interested in putting him on my bench in a 15-team league. Nothing more than that for now.

@AllenJerkins: Can I cut Kyle Hendricks in a 12-team league?

Zinkie: I would likely find room to stash him. But it could make sense if your DL/bench space is very limited.

@matt12193: Is it worth stashing Amed Rosario?

Zinkie: Yes. I still expect him to arrive fairly soon. I'm surprised he isn't in the Majors now.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB.